Oct 02, 2015
Saracens team to face Worcester
Saracens have named their team to face Worcester Warriors for Saturday’s friendly at Bramley Road, Southgate kick-off 13h00.
With Saracens swapping Allianz Park to return to their spiritual home for a one-off game, the Premiership Champions have picked a side littered with home-grown talent, with no-less than ten academy graduates picked in the starting XV.
Lock forward Maro Itoje will skipper the side from the heart of the Saracens engine room. Itoje is joined in the second row by Ed Gower who is at the club on a short-term deal during the Rugby World Cup.
Elsewhere in the pack, Ralph Adams-Hale starts at loosehead prop alongside Australian hooker Dave Porecki and tighead prop Biyi Alo whilst in the back row Matt Hankin starts at blindside flanker and is joined by Will Fraser (openside flanker) and Jackson Wray (no8).
In the backs, Ben Spencer and Baden Kerr continue at halfback with Nils Mordt coming into the side at inside centre to partner Nick Tompkins in the Saracens midfield.
Nathan Earle comes into the side to start on the right wing, with Mike Ellery joining him on the opposite touchline – Aaron Morris continues at full-back.
The home of Saracens Amateurs RFC will be playing host to a day of rugby with Saracens clash against the newly promoted Warriors kicking off at 13h00, with
Saracens Amateurs facing Watford RFC after the game. The club house will also be screening all Rugby World Cup fixtures.
Here’s some info for those traveling to the game on Saturday
• Season Ticket holders will need to bring their season passes
• With a retro feel to the day, we are encouraging fans to come to the game in their favourite Saracens jersey of yesteryear
• Seating will sparse but there will be plenty of standing room to watch the game
• Parking will not be available at Saracens Amateurs RFC on the day but there is parking in the local area
• Local Tube Stations are Oakwood, Southgate and Cockfosters (All on the Piccadilly Line)
• Local Buses that pass Bramley Road include the 298, 299, 307 & N91
• Food and beverage services will be available
• Saracens merchandise will be on sale
Saracens team to face Worcester Warriors at Bramley Road
15 Aaron Morris
14 Nathan Earle
13 Nick Tompkins
12 Nils Mordt
11 Mike Ellery
10 Baden Kerr
9 Ben Spencer
1 Ralph Adams-Hale
2 Dave Porecki
3 Biyi Alo
4 Ed Gower
5 Maro Itoje ©
6 Matt Hankin
7 Will Fraser
8 Jackson Wray
16 Jared Saunders
17 Rhys Gill
18 Billy Walker
19 Ben Earle
20 Nick Isiekwe
21 Dan Cutmore
22 Jack Nay
23 Tom Whiteley
24 Max Malins
24 Dominic Morris
26 Tom Griffiths
27 Matt Gallagher